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The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory
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From expert weaver Anne Dixon comes The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory, the ultimate resource for inkle weavers. Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation to beginners and experienced weavers. This book is the most comprehensive tool available to inkle weavers. Inside, you'll find: * an overview of inkle weaving's history and traditions; * instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques; * an astonishing 400+ woven patterns; * illustrated samples and charts. This incomparable guide offers tips, tricks, and techniques to weave traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of innovative new designs as well. Inkles created from these patterns can be used for a variety of projects, ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt Introduction About This Book Basic Equipment Basic Techniques Pattern Directory Basic warp color patterns Warp manipulation -Pick-Up -Lettering: Compensating -Runic -Lettering on Checks -Baltic-Style -South American Pebbles -Monk's Belt -Krokbragd Warp changes Additions to warp surface -Auxiliary Warp Threads -Scribbling -Embroidery -Soumak and Loops -Turkish and Other Knots Inserted auxiliary Thread manipulation -Gathering and Pleating -Scrunching and Shibori Weft manipulation -Dukagang -Inlay Selvedge treatments -Beads -Fancy Yarns -Clasped Wefts and Cross-overs -Tablet Edging -Fringes Width of inkle Finishings Charts for Designing Your Own Inkles Glossary Resources Credits Index

About the Author

Anne Dixon weaves, lectures, and teaches throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. She is the author of The Handweaver's Pattern Directory (Interweave), and has published booklets on inkle weaving, contributed articles to a number of publications, including Handwoven magazine, and exhibited both in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is a guild member of the Association of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers and a founding member of The Braid Society.

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Praise for Anne Dixon's previous title, "The Handweaver's Pattern Directory" "Highly recommended for public libraries and textile collections in academic institutions. If you can buy only one book on handweaving this year, this is the one." -- "Library Journal, starred review"

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